Westchester Journal Newspaper, LoHud Edition
2016 Seasonal Chef articles and recipes.

March 25: LoHud Farewell Post

March 10: Irish Brown Bread

March 2: What's For Dinner?

February 17: Lima Beans With a Twist

Westchester Journal Newspaper, LoHud Edition
2015 Seasonal Chef articles and recipes.

December 23: Make-ahead Brunch for Christmas
   recipe: Cranberry Cheddar Strata with Canadian Bacon

December 2: French Lentil, Squash and Kale Salad

November 25: Pumpkin Apple Soup

November 19: Sprouts, Apple and Cranberry Salad

November 4: Late Season Tomato and Potato Soup

October 28: Broccoli Raab and Bean Soup

October 14: Delicata Squash

September 30: Zucchini Cake

September 23: Prune Plums

September 9: Gaia's Breath Farm Fundraiser

August 19: Summer Tomatoes
   recipe: Rustic Tomato Sauce

August 12: Perfecting the Fritter
   recipe: Summer Vegetable Fritter

August 5: Making a Quick and Easy Dinner

July 29: Fairy Tale Eggplant and Peppers

July 22: Sunflower Seed Pesto and Pole Beans

July 15: Making a Slaw
   recipe: Summer Slaw

July 1: Sugar Snap Peas

June 24: Siberian Kale

June 17: Garlic Scapes

June 10: Hitting the Farmers Market Trail!
   recipe: Grilled Asparagus, Chick Pea and Feta Salad

May 27: Grilled Apricots and Mustard Greens

May 20: Springtime Radish
   recipe:  Radish Greens Pesto

May 13: Red Veined Sorrel
  recipe: Sorrel Sauce

May 6: Chilled Pea and Green Garlic Soup

April 29: Collard and Quinoa Salad

April  22: Collard Greens in a Quick and Easy Salad

April 15: Cooking with Spring Dandelions

April 8: Greek Easter Cookies
   recipe: My Aunt Helen's Orange-Scented Koulourakia
   recipe: My mother's Soft Koulourakia
   recipe: My Aunt Donna's Ouzo-spiked Koulourakia

April 1:  Greek Street Food, Koulouri
   recipe: Koulouri Thessaloniki

March 18: Making an Easy Spaghetti Dish

March 11: A New St. Patrick's Day Tradition
   recipe: Root Vegetable Boxty

March 4: Mixed Grain Bowl with Kale and Butternut Squash

February 25: Chicken Inspiration

February 18: Shrimp, Quinoa and Spinach Bowl

February 11: Lobster Bisque at Home
   recipe: Easy Lobster Bisque

February 4: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili

January 28: Making Ramen at Home

January 21:  Homemade Bone Broth

January 15: Fighting a Cold with Chicken Noodle Soup and Love
   recipe: Maria's Chicken Noodle Soup

January 7: Reminiscing with a Toas-Tite Iron

Westchester Journal Newspaper, LoHud Edition
2014 Seasonal Chef articles and recipes.

December 31: Ringing in the New Year with Lentils
   recipe: Lentils with Chorizo and Sweet Potato

December 24: Brunch using Sorrel and Eggs
   recipe: Eggs with Sorrel, Fingerlings and Shallot

December 17: Sunchokes
   recipe: Sunchoke, Pear and Hazelnut Soup

December 3: Brussels Sprouts

November 26: Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 19: Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

November 12: Red Kuri Squash

November 5: Thanksgiving Tips
   recipe: Delicata Squash Lasagna

October 29: Buttercup Squash

October 22: Root Vegetables
   recipe: Spiced Root Vegetbale Stew

October 15: Romanesco
   recipe: Romanesco and Pasta

October 8: Blue Hubbard Squash
   recipe: Squash Stuffed Pasta

October 1: Cinderella Pumpkin
   recipe: Fresh Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

September 24: Winter squash have arrived!
   recipe: Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Pasta

September 17: Mushrooms
   recipe: Mixed Mushroom Soup

September 10: Hon Tsai Tai
   recipe: Farmers Market Tortilla Espanola

September 3: Pole Beans

August 27: Cipollini and Peppers
   recipe: Cipollini and Bell pepper Mix

August 20:Summertime Tomato Salad

August 13: Chocolate Mint
   recipe: Chilled Carrot Peach Soup

August 6: Food Memory, Peppers and Eggs
   recipe: Peppers and Eggs Sandwich

July 30: Baby Fennel
   recipe: Fennel Frond Pesto

July 23: Capturing Summer with Rainier Cherries
   recipe: Rainier Cherry Salsa

July 16: Okra and Eggplant
   recipe: Fried Okra and Eggplant with Za'atar Dip

July 9: More Leafy Greens
   recipe: Mizuna, Quinoa and Golden Raisin

July 2: Exploring Garlic Scapes
   recipe: Garlic Scape Pesto with Sauteed Summer Squash

June 25: Leafy Greens
   recipe: Farmer's Market Leafy Greens Cornbread

June 18: Bright Sweet Strawberries of June
   recipe: Herbed Swordfish with Market Greens and Strawberries

June 11: Making a Farmers Market Cuban
   recipe: Seasoned Pork
   recipe: Sweet and Savory Slaw

June 3: Cooking with Spice Blends

May 28: Haruki Turnip Soup

May 21: Grilled Soft Shell Crabs with an East Spicy Slaw
   recipe: Easy Spicy Fennel Slaw

May 14: Fiddleheads have Arrived!
   recipe: Easy Spring Pasta Salad

May 7: Ramps, a Spring gem.
   recipe: Ramp Pesto Pasta with Charred Tomatoes
   recipe: White Bean Veggie Burger with Ramps and Quinoa

April 30: Healthy Snacks
   recipe: Sweet and Salty Granola

April 23: Mustard Greens
   recipe: Mustard Greens, Spinach and Spring Vegetable Soup

April 16: Dragonfruit

April 9: Spring has finally sprung with asparagus

April 3: Taking another look at sardines.
   recipe: Sardines with a Spicy Tomato Sauce

March 26: Preparing and Easy Salt Crusted Fish Dish
   recipe: Salt Crusted Fish 

March 19: Preparing an Easy Fish Dish in Cartoccio
   recipe: Fish in Cartoccio 
   recipe: Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa 

March 12: Shepherd's Pie
   recipe: Making Shepherd's Pie 

February 26: Mixed Dry Beans
   recipe: Spice-crusted Halibut over Mixed Bean, Fennel and Orange Salad 

February 19:Millet
   recipe: Millet and Baby Artichoke Salad 

February 12: Romantic Dinner at Home
   recipe: Grilled Lamb Ribs and Polenta Cakes
   recipe:Decadent Chocolate Panna Cotta 

February 5: Chick Peas
   recipe: Chick Pea Snacks 

January 29: Freekeh
   recipe: Spicy Vegetarian Chili 
   story from the newspaper: A Grain Fit for the Big Game 

January 22:  Tofu
   recipe: Tofu Pasta Sauce 

January 15: Amaranth
   recipe: Amaranth, Quinoa and Kale Salad 

January 8: Yellow Split Peas
   recipe: Sweet and Spicy Yellow Split Pea Soup 

January 1: Lentils
   recipe: Cotechino con Lenticchie 
   recipe: Red Lentil, Appple and Chestnut Soup 

2013 Seasonal Chef articles and instructional videos.

December 25: Smoked Cauliflower 

   and watch the video for: making Smoked Cauliflower Soup 

December 18: Making Crepes 

December 11: Persimmons 

December 4: Brussels Sprouts 

November 27: Thanksgiving Leftovers 

November 20: Carrots 

   and watch the video for: Making Roasted Carrots and Carrot top Pesto 

November 13: Jerusalem Artichokes 

November 6: Kale 

   and watch the video for: Making a Kale and Quinoa Salad 

October 23: Pork and Vegetable Stew 

   and watch the video for: Creating a Make-Ahead Stew. 

October 16: Delicata Squash 

  and watch the video for : Making a Delicata Squash, Quinoa and Kale Salad 

October 10: Mizuna 

October 2: Tomatillo 

  and watch the video for: Making a Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa 

September  25: Kabocha Squash 

  and watch the video for: Making a Kabocha Squash and Pear Soup 

September 18: Eggplant 

  and watch the video for: Making a Eggplant, Chick Pea and Feta Salad 

September 11: An Apple a Day 

  and watch the video for:  Making a Chicken, Apple and Couscous Salad 

September 4: Tomatoes 

  and watch the video for: Making a Rustic Tomato Sauce 

August 28: Sweet Summer Corn 

  and watch the video for: Making a Chilled Corn Soup 

August 21: and the winner is ....  

August 14: Throwdown Peach Competition 

August 7: Sweet Frying Peppers 

July 31: Spicy Mustard Greens 

July 24: Taking a Bite of of Radishes

July 17: Golden Beets 

July 10: Escarole 

July 3: Garlic Scapes 

June 26: Snap Peas 

June 19: Getting Creative with Spinach 

June 12: Grilled Romaine 

June 5: Spring Leeks 

May 29: Finding and Tasting Morels 

May 22: Swiss Chard a Real Power Food!  

May 15: Spring Raab Now Appearing!  

May 8: Asparagus for Brunch 

May 1: Ramps, The Harbinger of Spring 

April 24: Who's got Thyme?  

April 17: Chicken Salad with Tarragon 

April 10: Dilly Egg Sandwich 

April 3: Cooking with Parsley and Basil 

March 27: Chilean Sea Bass 

March 20: Smoked Trout and Apricot Mostarda 

March 13: Grilled Shrimp and Corn 

March 6: Making beans from scratch!  

February 27: Halibut with a Thai twist 

February 20: Easy and versatle Salmon 

February 13: Mid-week dinner for Two 

February 6: Beating the winter blues with Pears! 

January 30: Cooking with Lentils 

January 23: Visiting Gossett's Indoor Market 

January 16: Meyer Lemons 

January 9: To juice or not to juice .... 

January 4: Holiday fun with The Cookery 

January 2: Persimmons

2013 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Posts

Tarry Lodge, Port Chester, NY 

Frankie & Johnnie Steakhouse, Rye, NY 

2012 "Seasonal Chef" articles for the Small Bites.

December 26: Holiday Pot Luck: Stews 

December 19: Holiday Pot Luck: Appetizers 

December 12: Holiday Pot Luck: Side Dishes 

December 5: Holiday Gifts for your Special Cook 

November 28: Potatoes 

November 21: Thanksgiving Leftovers 

November 14: Sweet Potatoes 

November 7: Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts 

October 31: Squash vs. Pumpkin: Pumpkin 

October 24: Squash vs. Pumpking: Winter Squash 

October 17: Flatbread from Italy 

October 10: Timpano/Timbale 

October 3: Turnips 

September: 26: Kohlrabi 

September 19: Apples 

September 12: Carrots 

September 5: Bell Peppers 

August 29: Tomato or Tomahto?  

August 22: Eggplant 

August 15: Summer Squash 

August 8: Chipotle Black Bean Burger 

                And the winner is ...  

August 1: Corn 

July 25: Peaches 

July 18: What is a CSA? 

July 11: Beets 

July 4: Smoked Trout 

June 27: Rainbow Chard 

June 20: Strawberries 

June 13: Purslane 

June 6: Garlic Scapes 

May 30: Spinach 

May 23: Vidalia Onion 

May 16: Rhubarb 

May 9: Fava Beans 

May 2: Ramps 

April 27: Fiddlehead Ferns 

April 18: Radishes 

April 11: Asparagus 

2012 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Reviews:


Velo, Nyack, NY 

The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Harpers, Dobbs Ferry, NY 

X2O, Yonkers, NY 

2011 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Reviews:


Crew in Greenwich, CT 

The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 

Marc Charles Steak House, Armonk, NY 

2010 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Reviews:


DiNardo's, Pound Ridge, NY 

Roasted Pepper, Mamaroneck, NY 

Hudson House River Inn, cold Spring, NY 

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